Friday, June 19, 2015

New Charming Tiny Shrines + a Tutorial‏


Happy weekend everyone! I'm so over the moon excited about the new Tiny Charming Shrines! You'll notice that they are perfectly sized for "Charm Size" Collage Sheets as well as lots of Minis. And Inchies, Twincies, Microslides, and more! The smallest Shrine starts at just ONE INCH! Our smallest Shrine yet. I love working small, so I had a blast designing these new TINY shrines. I think you'll love them too! And of course there are lots of other new goodies in the shop too!
You can check it out HERE.


Art Time!

I absolutely HAD to play with the new Tiny 1 Inch Shrine. Working small can be so much fun! Tiny can be so adorable. My shrine may look large in the photo, but it fits in the palm of my (smallish) hand. These little shrines would make great gifts!
 

 Supplies: Charming Tiny Shrine 1 Inch, Monopoly Hotel, Gelatos, Gold Stickles, Tiny Brass Square Decorations, Mod Podge



I started by covering my assembled shrine with scrapbook paper, and then painting the edges with aqua acrylic paint. I also painted my included unfinished wood pieces.


Next, I added more color with my Gelatos. I LOVE my gelatos and just recently found them after being packed away for a year. I was so excited!


I covered the back of my shrine with Gold Stickes. (It looked much better after it dried.)


I placed tiny 3mm Square Brass Decorations around the edges of my shrine. They fit perfectly!


I spray painted my Monopoly Hotel with white spray paint and allowed it to dry. You could also paint them with gesso or acrylic paint, however I recommend sanding them a bit to give them a "tooth".


I wrapped the base of the Hotel with a strip of vintage text and added the word "happy". I added some details with a fine black micron pen.


So small and sweet!


I loved working with this Tiny Shrine! I can't wait to try out the others!





Inspiration By Linda Cain!

A gorgeous postcard by Design Team Member Linda Cain with some fabulous flourish flair! Check out Linda's blog post for the full supply list and more photos! http://goo.gl/zv2R9u



Inspiration By Gerri Herbst!

"Be Playful", a stunning artist brooch by Design Team Member Gerri Herbst! We especially adore the rhinestones she used to represent the paint. Fabulous idea Gerri!
Artist Palette Cut Outs:
http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_6098/Artist-Palette-Cut-Outs--16-Pieces.htm
She Also Used Our Valentine Word Paper Cuts and Stickles
 



Inspiration By Diana Darden!

A fantastic Bust Stand Up by Diana Darden! We love the theme and color scheme. Beautiful Diana!
Female Bust Stand Ups: http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_3665/Stand-Ups--Female-Bust.htm
She Also Used Our Bird Cut Outs and Egg Collage Sheet




Inspiration By Mary Jane Chadbourne!

An incredible Art Doll by Mary Jane Chadbourne! We adore the bright, bold colors and amazing textures often seen in Mary Jane's fantastic work. She's gorgeous Mary Jane!
Large Articulated Dress Form Art Doll Shrine Kit Style II:
http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_5034/Articulated-Dress-Form-Art-Doll-Shrine-Kit-Style-II--LARGE.htm
She Also Used Our Santos Halo Cut Outs, Rhinestone Chain, and Tim Holtz Industrious Border Stickers





Inspiration By Amy Nieman!

A gorgeous little Framed Shrine by Design Team Member Amy Nieman! We love the paint finish on the frame and the sweet mushrooms. Beautiful Amy!
Mini Ornate Framed Shrine Style 5:
http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_6378/Mini-Ornate-Framed-Shrine-Kit--Style-5.htm
She Also Used Our German Cotton Spun Mushrooms and Brass Winged Heart Charm

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